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Accents and board languages
« on: February 08, 2013, 11:52:10 AM »
kettlefish, I recall a thread someplace about the old board not being able to display the proper German accent marks. Is this something that is desired for these boards? I can make that happen if we need to.


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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 11:56:17 AM »
I personally would love it because the umlaut is in the name of Hans im Glueck (Glück).

Edit: Oh yay! It worked!

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 12:00:45 PM »
I personally would love it because the umlaut is in the name of Hans im Glueck (Glück).

Edit: Oh yay! It worked!

Yes Gantry,

that is the reason that we need the ä ö ü - especially the ü from Hans im Glück.

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 12:15:57 PM »
okay if it seems to be working now, great. If you run into any other language-related issues, please let me know. thanks.

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 12:56:52 PM »
Å, Ä, Ö, å, ä and ö are essential to let me curse in Swedish!  :P
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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 05:31:11 PM »
Gantry, can you take a look at this again? I've been trying a few things but run stuck each time and don't want to screw anything up again.

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 07:32:16 AM »
Gantry, can you take a look at this again? I've been trying a few things but run stuck each time and don't want to screw anything up again.
It looks fine in Unicode (UTF-8).

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 06:33:50 PM »
will reply in Community Council

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 11:42:41 AM »
Funny thing: I could see the Umlaute in the preview of a posting, but after "save" they were lost. Even when I "modify" the post, they are not there. So I think, there is a Umlaut-Monster which eats them ...

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 12:27:37 PM »
At the old CarcC forum we have a ghost and here at the new CarcC forum we have an Umlaut-Monster  >:D

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2013, 09:20:10 AM »
Fritz_Spinne, we are still hunting down your Umlaut monster! I have a temporary fix that might help until we get to the monster's lair.

If you are using IE or Firefox as your browser, you can go to ALT-View, character encodings. For most people, it is set to "auto" or "western european". The umlaut and other characters were entered as "UTF-8" characters, so if you change that setting to "UTF-8", the proper characters will now display, temporarily. (thanks to Tobias for this tip)

However, this is only a temporary fix, because the forum's default is western european, not UTF-8. Every time you refresh or load a forum web page, the browser sees the forum as western european and resets it - now wrong characters appear again.

Why not set the forum default to UTF-8, you might ask? We can, but we want to test and make sure that it does not mess up character encodings. Changing might have disastrous consequences so we want to take it slow and test thoroughly first. We are preparing for battle with the umlaut monster! (hmm this sounds like the basis for a new variant...) 


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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2013, 11:36:25 AM »
Hi Gantry,

sorry, if i can't extactly explain in english what i mean! I try to do my very best:

All the problems with the special chars depend of the choosed charset.
It seams, that all sites in the forum are based on the charset ISO-8859-1.
Better choose the charset UTF-8.
But: On the other side all the forum-data (i.e. posts) are stored in a database, which have also an option called collation.
Charset and collation works together or produce errors.
I think, that a specialist with the ability to look into the database and the construction of the sites, can eliminate all this problems.

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2013, 02:02:23 PM »
I understand the issue, Klausi, thank you for posting. I just do not have much time to do the fix, but I will attempt it as soon as I can. I travel a lot for work, and I work looooooooong hours so I do not have much time to do this.

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2013, 05:43:50 PM »
I travel a lot for work, and I work looooooooong hours...

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Re: Accents and board languages
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2013, 04:21:42 PM »
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